Skip holds a 3rd degree black belt in the martial art AIKIDO. He was the founder and president of a martial art school in CT for over 30 years. Skip has presented workshops in a number of states. Skip has been interviewed by numerous media on his principles of integrating the martial art AIKIDO into working with businesses, police, athletes, and educators.
Skip taught Special Education for 30 years at the secondary level. He holds a Masters Degree from both Southern Illinois University and Central CT State University. He has a 6th year degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from University of Hartford. Prior to coming to Appalachian State, Skip supervised student teachers at several different universities in CT, and also supervised student teachers at ASU. Since 2011, he has taught the First Year Seminar class entitled Eastern Asian Martial Arts at ASU. He has served on The Early Intervention Team for 3 years and currently is a member of the Student Conduct Board at ASU.
Skip's hobbies are: Reading, hiking, martial arts, and UConn Basketball.